Where it all began
7 months ago, the love of my life got on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him. Before he could even get the words out, I exclaimed, “YES!” Just so things wouldn’t get too awkward and he knew my answer and wouldn’t have to wait (lol). Over the next month, I was on cloud nine (and still am-I mean have you seen the ring?!). I have been just floating through life with my brand-new fiancé eager to begin our lives together.
Then the planning started…
Once we started planning the wedding, we had no idea where to start first. Neither Cameron nor I had any concept of just how much money goes into a wedding. I started randomly googling, “best wedding venues in Austin” and “average cost of a wedding.” The problem is, a wedding in Austin, Texas is going to have a very different price tag than a wedding in Shiner, Texas. And we even went to visit a couple venues, but nothing had that spark we were looking for.
And then one day, I stumbled upon an Instagram account that would change our entire wedding planning journey.
I found My Wedding Scout.
I remember being so excited and grabbing my Mac Book and running to show Cameron. Wedding Scout has all the best, most beautiful wedding venues of Austin listed right there on their site. But the best thing is they have a sample budget listed out for every venue. So, we knew right off the bat what we were getting into moneywise!
And it gets better.
Each venue has a video-walk through, so you really get the vibe and feeling for each venue!
My Wedding Scout is run by Ren Newey, a ten-year veteran wedding planner. The best in the industry, she provides detailed, insider knowledge for the overwhelmed bride on Wedding Scout. Once Cameron and I sat down and looked through all the venues, we knew we found our dream venue. We also compared our budget and knew it was within our price range!
The next week, Cameron and I visited in person and immediately felt that spark.
The Italian architecture.
Serene Lake Austin (where we had spent our high school years) surrounding it.
The eclectic, unique art scattered throughout the property.
The towering oak trees shading the property.
The romantic festoon lights casting an iridescent glow after sunset.
We stepped on this property and knew.
We immediately started tearing up because we knew this was the most special place we had ever set foot in.
We immediately saw the place filled with our closest friends and family: everyone busting a move on the dance floor, Cameron and I shoving cake into each other’s mouths, my dad crying as he walked me down the aisle, our first dance as husband and wife.
We just knew.
We went down where we were going to say our forever vows and prayed over our marriage.
And we couldn’t have found this gem without My Wedding Scout. When we first found the venue on their website, we thought it was too good to be true. But then we sat down with My Wedding Scout’s budget checklist and knew we could swing it. It was also such a special time watching the virtual walkthrough on Wedding Scout with all my aunts and grandparents could see our venue when we went to visit! September cannot come soon enough.